The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) are holding an exhibition of photographs by people with experience of eating disorders on 27 February.
Ellen Devine, who is EDHIT's workstream lead for patient and public involvement said:
"EDHIT puts the experiences of people with eating disorders at the heart of its work, but sometimes it's hard to put your experiences into words. The exhibition encourages people with a lived experience of eating disorders, their family, friends and support network, to share their stories via photos. We hope the photos will act as a conversation starter to explore the theme of 'what recovery means to me', whilst also celebrating photos that have made us smile and reminding us that even in the darkness of life with an eating disorder, there is always hope for recovery."
The themes for the exhibition are 'what makes me smile' and 'what recovery means to me'. Photos can be submitted by people with an eating disorder, their family, friends, supporters and the health care professionals who work with them. The exhibition, which follows on from their launch art exhibition in 2016, will in held in the Arnolfini's Light Studio.
There will also be an update on the work of EDHIT, inviting everyone to contribute to the future work of the team.
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This event is organised by Ellen and Katie - Patient and Public Involvement Leads for EDHIT
Photographs should be on the themes of 'what makes me smile' and 'what recovery means to me'.
Please submit your printed photographs to STEPs at Southmead Hospital by 16 February. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. We welcome people of all ages to attend the event and you do not have to bring ID.
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No. There will be soft drinks on arrival.
There will be lots of opportunity for people who wish to share their experiences or make suggestions about improvements to eating disorder and mental health services to do so, but participation in discussions is voluntary and those who wish listen without speaking are very welcome to do so.
We encourage people to arrive by 7pm if possible, but you are welcome to leave at anytime.